Posts by tag: MC28

Honda June 28, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle MC28 MC21

Update: This bike is mislabeled in the ad as an MC28, but is actually an MC21. Thanks for the heads up in the comments Mick!

I know the blog has been going 2-stroke mad, but with so many exmaples coming out for sale can you blame us?! Check out the latest in this 1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle for $5500:

1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle1994 Honda NSR250R For Sale in Seattle

quote from seller’s listing:

Rare Honda NSR 250r sport bike, Watercooled, twin cylinder, two cycle, Aluminum frame , very light and powerful. the best handling bike I’ve ever ridden, nice original unmodified condition, Fresh motor, runs great, Grey market bike, washington title , road legal

According to this NSR250 historical site, the MC28 has the following updates:

On November 11, 1993 the all new MC28 model NSR went on sale in Japan as a 1994 model. It was completely different than previous models and changed peoples thinking about two stroke technology. The new Proarm NSR’s as they became known in Japan were the ultimate 250 bike for the street. They had PGM IV technology which allowed more accurate1994 NSR 250 R – 57K for more control of the carbs, smooth operation and perfect driving manners unlike past two stroke bikes. The all new Memory card replaced the standard key and made de-restricting the bikes very difficult. The 1994 lineup saw three types of NSR’s for sale once again. There was the standard 250R type model in fighting red and Ross white. They were sold with a regular wet type clutch and non adjustable suspension. They were priced at 680,000 Yen.

A very significant bike, with a title, and in the PNW! I may have to consider selling my 93 Ducati 750SS if these super rare and available bikes keep popping up!

dc

Honda June 26, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 MC28

Located in San Francisco, California is a California titled and registered 1995 Honda NSR250.  This bike is styled as a Valentino Rossi 2003 Valencia Repsol replica and doesn’t come with its original plastics.  The owner doesn’t list mileage, however, it looks to be in OK condition.  The asking price is $6,800.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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AG

Honda June 15, 2009 posted by

1996 Honda NSR250 MC28

Located in Fort Pierce, Florida is a titled 1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 with only 1,099mi, but is in need of some attention. The sellers description reads:

Up for bid is a 1996 REPSOL NSR 250, Never sold in the US. This is a factory reproduction of the REPSOL GP race bike. Built in very low numbers. This bike has a clear Florida title.But i would check your own state laws as in registering it before you bid. This has the one sided swing-arm and the Credit card ignition key that whould make it a great collectible. aftermarket plastic. This bike cranks rite up and runs but has issues with the PGM that controls the power-valves and WILL need to repaired before it will Run as it Properly.

The last sentence of that quote is the most important. The seller doesn’t delve too much into what the issue is, only saying that a race mechanic told him the PGM-IV card was bad. There have been sellers in the past that have advertised the cards for sale but most have been the original, restricted, cards. Also mentioned is that the bike has aftermarket plastics (eBay plastics?), so it could be a SP or a retrofitted R/SE. The running issue could be an easy fix or become very expensive because of the PGM-IV card. With that in mind, the bike is currently at $3,200 with just over 4.5 days left and the reserve not met–definitely a bike for someone with some resources. See the eBay ad here.

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AG

Honda June 7, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 MC28

Locate in West Los Angeles, California is an untitled 1995 Honda NSR250.  MC28’s are very cool, with their single sided swing arm; however, they are also have less horsepower and more weight that their earlier counterparts and use the ignition card system.  This example only claims to have 8,000km (4,970mi), but alas, the owner doesn’t have a title–and I assume therefore it isn’t registered either.  The owner is asking $10,000. I’m not sure if it’s the California market or simply being unrealistic, but that seems quite high for an unregistered/untitled NSR250.  If the bike were registered and titled in California it probably wouldn’t be too far from $10k.  If you feel that is a good price, however, see the Craigslist ad here.

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If you are in the market for a NSR250 and located in the Midwest or willing to ship, I would certainly follow up on an ad posted on the Madison, Wisconsin Craigslist.  The seller claims that they have a titled and registered 1988 NSR250 MC18 located in Portage, Wisconsin.  The ad states:

Real nice, clean 1988 NSR MC18 with current plate and title in my name. Runs and looks excellent. Too many extras to list! Must see! Dyno tuned and shows 61hp. Super fun, super quick and handles like nothing else. I’m selling because I have neck problems and can’t ride sport bikes comfortably any longer. Pretty firm on price but might consider trading up or down for a newer dual sport or super moto.
Email for photos and I’ll send them out tuesday. But call if serious. Please don’t call if you don’t know what a NSR250 is or if you don’t have the money. 6086175090.

At $4,000; this would be worth looking into.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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AG

Honda October 22, 2008 posted by

1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 Repsol Replica SP For Sale in Daytona

This particular example comes with a few caveats such as some light damage on the lower fairing, needs a new oil injection pump, and a price isn’t listed with the sale.  But it does state that the mechanicals have been recently refreshed and it carries the all important title.  Even more interesting is how they obtained a title for this typically gray-market import:

HOWEVER, DUE TO A LOOP HOLE, WE HAVE A UNITED STATES TITLE FOR THIS ITEM. TITLED IN FLORIDA. SO, IN THE EVENT YOU FIND ANOTHER BIKE LIKE THIS, IT IS VERY UNLIKELY TO FIND ONE WITH A TITLE ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT MAKES OUR EVEN MORE RARE!!

Q: WHERE DID WE GET IT?
Q: HOW DO WE HAVE A TITLE?
MY WIFE DOES AUCTIONS OF ALL TYPES. SHE HAPPENED ON AN AUCTION ONE DAY OF A WAREHOUSE. SHE BOUGHT THE WHOLE CONTENTS WITH SOME ITEMS SEEN AND SOME UNSEEN. BARRIED BY BOXES AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF WAS THIS MOTORCYCLE.

THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS A PROCESS FOR STORAGE FACILITIES TO AQUIRE TITLES FOR ABANDONDED AND OR UNPAID VEHICALS TO GO FOR SALE AND BE SOLD.

IT REALLY IS A PROCESS AND NOT EASY TO DO. BUT IT IS DONE AND WE HAVE A TITLE FOR THE BIKE. THIS WAS THE LOOP HOLE THAT DID NOT ASK FOR PRIOR TITLES AND OR EPA STANDARDS THAT WOULD PREVENT TITLING.

This kind of detail is usually not provided on the web because it help state agencies to close such loopholes.

Anyway, back to the bike. If you’ve been on the lookout for a low miles bike in the Southeast, this could be your day. Check out this 1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 For Sale:

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

1996 HONDA NSR250 NSR 250 REPSOL SP.
FACTORY RACE BIKE.
MC28
SINGLE SIDED SWING ARM – PRO ARM
TWIN CYLDER
TWO STROKE
OIL INJECTED
WATER COOLED
DISC BRAKES – EBC BRAKES
KICK START
DRY CLUTCH
PGMIV MEMORY IGNITION CARD (NO KEY) LOOKS LIKE A CREDIT CARD
DIGITAL SPEEDOMETER
ORIGINAL PLASTICS
10,938 KM OR ONLY 6,797 MILES!!

THIS IS AN ULTRA RARE EXOTIC MOTORCYCLE. FROM MY READING IT APPREARS THAT THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 1,000 MADE FOR THIS YEAR AND MODEL. I BELIVE IT IS 657, LAST NUMBERS IN THE JAPANESE VIN. NOT PRODUCED FOR US EMISSIONS AND NOT IMPORTED HERE FOR STREET USE. BIKES WERE SOLD MOSTLY IN JAPAN OR EUROPE. SO DUE TO US EPA STANDARDS YOU CAN NOT GET A TITLE FOR STREET USE.

Depending on price, this could make for a great track bike or fixer.

dc

Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these Honda Replica’s on eBay right now:

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